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He Is Coming By And By

He is coming, swell the chorus

Author: Laura C. Nourse
Tune: [He is coming! swell the chorus]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 He is coming! swell the chorus!
Strike the loud exultant strain!
He whose mercy hovers o’er us,
Comes to earth her promised king.
Earthly monarchs bow before Him,
Saints and sinners bend the knee,
Angels stooping low adore Him,
Jesus comes and earth is free.

He is coming, coming, coming,
See His chariot rends the sky.
Hear His voice in notes of warning,
He is coming by and by.

2 He is coming—pomp and glory—
Angel hosts His regal train!
Jesus born in Bethlehem lowly
Comes His kingship to proclaim.
Sinners quake with fear before Him,
Satan’s minions all are fled;
Death’s unnumbered hosts adore Him,
Life and hope and joy are wed. [Refrain]

3 He is coming! Hail with gladness
Every sign in earth and sky!
Death is conquered with its sadness,
Sin and sinners all must die.
He is coming! Light and splendor,
Perfect love and lasting peace;
Bow, ye nations, low in wonder,
Crown Him Prince, ye saved by grace. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13347

Author: Laura C. Nourse

Nourse, Laura C. (?--1929). A resident of Pompey, New York, she studied with Mary Baker Eddy in 1888. She moved to Escanaba, Michigan, in 1893 and to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in 1897. She was a Christian Science practitioner and teacher from 1890 to 1925. --Joan E. Wilson, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: He is coming, swell the chorus
Title: He Is Coming By And By
Author: Laura C. Nourse
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He is coming, coming, coming
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #13347
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #13347

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